Afton Jones

Afton Jones discovered she was gluten intolerant in 2007. She went gluten free and afterwards realized that the raw spot in her mouth was a canker sore from gluten and not where her tongue had rubbed raw from flapping her jaws too much...Read More

AndreAnna McLean

AndreAnna McLean is a born and raised Jersey girl recently transplanted to the Midwest. She manages this upheaval by ordering “cawfee” and wearing large hoop earrings as often as possible. She is a full-time working mom to two children: Charlotte, born in 2006 with enough cheekiness to fill Lake Sassypants, and Sawyer, the sweet, clumsy Momma’s boy in her own image, born in 2008...Read More

Carol Kicinski

Diagnosed with gluten intolerance over 20 years ago, Carol Kicinski then founded Simply Gluten Free in 2007 as a gluten-free recipe and lifestyle website and blog. Her fans have made it one of the top gluten-free websites worldwide – receiving over 600,000 Page Views and over 80,000 Absolutely Unique Visitors per month...Read More

Cheryl Harris

Cheryl Harris, MPH RD was already a dietitian and nutritionist when she learned that food truly was her medicine. Even with a few nutrition degrees, a gluten-free diet was initially a big challenge. So 8 years ago, Cheryl found her calling teaching clients how to live and love a gluten-free diet and started her nutrition and coaching practice, Harris Whole Health...Read More

Dr. Alex Shikhman

Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Alex Shikhman received his MD Cum Laude from the Russian State Medical University and his Ph.D. in Immunology from the Moscow Medical Academy. He served his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and completed his clinical fellowship in rheumatology at Scripps Clinic...Read More

Dr. Frank Lanzisera

Dr. Frank Lanzisera is a chiropractic doctor and a doctor of pastoral medicine and science. He uses a functional medicine approach for the treatment of autoimmune disorders. He has practiced in Tampa Bay for 30 years...Read More

Dr. Kelly Baker

Dr. Kelly Baker is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist at Healthwise Integrative Medicine in Seattle ( She treats complex health conditions including celiac disease, with a focus on children and family care. Dr...Read More

Dr. Stephen Wangen

Dr. Stephen Wangen is one of the world’s leading experts on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), food allergies/intolerances/sensitivites, and the ecosystem of the digestive tract. Dr. Wangen is the co-founder and Medical Director of the IBS Treatment Center (, located in Seattle, WA and Santa Monica, CA...Read More

Dr. Vikki Petersen

Dr. Vikki Petersen, a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, is founder of Root Cause Medical Clinic in Saratoga, California and Clearwater, Florida. She is co-author of “The Gluten Effect,” a bestselling book that has been celebrated by leading experts as an epic leap forward in gluten sensitivity diagnosis and treatment. Dr...Read More

Erin Pickering

Erin Rogers Pickering is a wife and mom of a vibrant 6 yr old, living in a quirky 90 year old house 15 miles outside of NYC where she teaches watercolor workshops. Erin started her career as a textile stylist, always drawing, sketching and working on commissioned illustrations on the side...Read More

Gina Fontana

Gina Fontana is a certified health coach, recipe developer and food photographer at, a health food blog focusing on gluten-free, vegan, plant-based recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less...Read More

Hallie Klecker

Hallie Klecker is an author, professional recipe developer, and Certified Nutrition Educator. Hallie’s first cookbook, The Pure Kitchen, includes 100 recipes for nutritious gluten- and dairy-free food with an emphasis on natural ingredients. Her most recent book, Super Healthy Cookies, features 50 gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free recipes for delicious and nutritious treats...Read More

Hannah Sunderani

Hannah is a plant-based food blogger from Toronto. She spent 4 years living in France where she started her blog, Two Spoons. Hannah's recipes are intended for everyone to enjoy, vegan or not, to introduce more plant foods into your diet. She shows just how delicious plant-based eating can be, without compromising on taste...Read More

Jen Peñas

Jen Peñas is The Cocktail Lady. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area as an only child and still lives in the Bay Area with her husband and 4 amazing children; the older two boys and the younger two girls. She is an avid San Francisco Giants fan and enjoys watching them play either at the park or at home on the TV...Read More

Karen Broussard

Karen Broussard is the founder and publisher of the popular GlutenFreeTravelSite and DINE GLUTEN FREE mobile app, both which help the gluten-free community find safe places to eat in their area — or wherever they travel. They include thousands of user-submitted REVIEWS of restaurants, bakeries, markets, hotels, resorts, B&Bs, and cruises – both in the U.S. and around the world...Read More

Katherine Alex Beaven

Katherine Alex Beaven is a Brooklyn-based world traveler, writer and photographer who specializes in travel, documentary and commercial photography. Her favorite places to visit are Scotland, Laos, Bali, and Southern Africa. Whether on assignment or on vacation, Alex can usually be found at the nearest food cart or restaurant sniffing out the local gluten-free goodies...Read More

Kim Maes

Kim Maes, CNC, AADP, is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and Certified in the Practical Application of Food Allergy Guidelines. She is also known as a Gut and Adrenal Health Specialist and has written her Healing The Gut Ebook, a step-by-step program that focus on the root causes of underlying gut and adrenal health issues...Read More

Natalia Mantur

Natalia Mantur is the food stylist, photographer, and blogger behind Eat and Travel Gluten-Free ( She believes a gluten-free life is an amazing journey – a never-ending trip for new and fascinating flavors, which she showcases on her blog...Read More

Ricki Heller

Ricki Heller is the voice behind the popular food blog Diet, Dessert and Dogs, which celebrates sugar-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly whole foods through an anti-candida lifestyle. With over 600 foolproof recipes, humorous anecdotes and comments from two chatty canines, the blog illustrates Ricki’s philosophy that “a healthy lifestyle can be sweet...Read More

Stephanie O’Dea

Stephanie O’Dea is a New York Times best selling author, award-winning blogger, and a mom of three. O’Dea likes shortcuts. A LOT. Her websites and books have reached more than 20 million people from all over the world...Read More

The Gluten Dude

Gluten Dude is the voice behind the popular (and quite snarky) blog of the same name. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2007, when his doctor said his numbers were "off the charts," his expectations were to feel better immediately after going gluten-free. To his demise, it wasn’t even close...Read More